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Virginia Dragone Winn

Curriculum Vitae

Virginia Winn

Virginia Dragone Winn

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Colorado School of Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Basic Reproductive Science

Mail Stop 8309
RC-1North, Room P18-5401G
12800 E. 19th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

Work Phone: (303) 724-1483
Lab Phone (303) 724-1653
FAX: (303) 724-3512


  • 1984-88: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX B.S. Biology, magna cum laude
  • 1988-96: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY M.D./Ph.D. Program
  • 1990-94: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Positions of Employment:

  • 2006-present: University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor, Dept. Ob/Gyn
  • 2003-2006: University of California, San Francisco
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Dept. Ob/Gyn
  • 2001-2003: University of California, San Francisco
    Clinical Instructor, Dept. Ob/Gyn
  • 2000-2003: University of California, San Francisco
    Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellow
  • 1996-2000: University of California, San Francisco
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident

Publications: Publications page

Honors (selected):

  • 1988 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1988 Biology Honors in Research
  • 1995 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1996 Doctor of Medicine with Honors
  • 1996 The Dr. George C. Trombetta Award (Outstanding OB/GYN student)
  • 1996 The Robert Kates Award (Outstanding student in both medicine and science)
  • 1999 Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished House Staff (TEACH Award)
  • 2000 Chief Resident Outstanding Teaching Award


  • 2001-2006: Reproductive Scientist Development Program Scholar
  • 2004-2007: ABOG/AAOGF Career Development Award
  • 2007-present: WRHR Award
  • 2008-2010: March of Dimes, Basil O'Conner award

Keywords/Areas of Interest:

Placental development, cytotrophoblast differentiation, prostanoid biology, cyclooxygenase-1 and –2, rheumatologic disease and pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, gestational trophoblast disease, microarrays, gene expression profiling

Professional Activities:


  • 1996-present: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologist
  • 2003-present: Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • 2007-present: Society of Gynecologic Investigation


Predoctoral Students Supervised:

  • 6/03 – 8/03: Sarah Lopez, Supervised summer research, UC Irving

Resident Supervised:

  • 9/02 – 10/03: Annie Tan, Resident Research Advisor, Chief OB/GYN, UCSF
  • 1/05 – present: Deanna Teoh, Resident Research Advisor, Resident OB/GYN, UCSF

Postdoctoral Fellow Supervised:

  • 9/03 – 8/04: Ronit Kochman Supervised Fellow Research Hadassah Hebrew University, Jeruselum, Isarel